San Benito Dentist Office Affected by Boil Water Advisory

6 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Monday, January 09 2017 Jan 9, 2017 January 09, 2017 10:28 PM January 09, 2017 in News

SAN BENITO - Businesses in San Benito said they have to work around the city’s water boil advisory.

The city of San Benito issued a water boil advisory Saturday after freezing temperatures caused two system failures over the weekend.

City officials said they’re still testing if the water is safe to drink.They are also looking into repairs for the water plant. 

San Benito dentist Dr. Marcos Martinez said they use water on a daily basis in his practice. He said they had to figure out a way to work around the advisory.

“I’ve been here seven years now, and I’ve never had to do this,” he said.

He said the issue is with their sinks since most of their equipment uses distilled water.

“For us it’s just a matter of making the patients aware that we are still fully functional,” he said. “As far as changes in the office, in regards to using sink, we have bottled water for our patients to wash their hands with.”

Dr. Martinez said they also placed signs warning people to avoid using water from the faucet. He said it’s an investment to ensure that his patients are safe.

“With a water boil, we are advising our patients that when they do brush their teeth, at least until the restrictions are off, to use bottled water instead of tap water,” he said.

The water boil advisory will remain in effect until further notice. If you plan to use tap water, you should boil the water for at least a minute.

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